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Railroad Work Equipment

Buda 1936 Association of American Railroads X201
Buda 1936
Association of American Railroads X201
Description:Rail Test Car

Equipment Information

AAR X-201 and X-202 comprise a two-unit Rail Detector Car. One car carries magnetic detection equipment that is used to identify minute or invisible cracks or other failures in the railroad track itself. The other car has bunks and rudimentary facilities for the unit’s crew. The two-unit set is self-propelled and would travel along different railroads, testing for potential problems with the railroad tracks.

Builder: Buda
Year Built: 1936
Length: 22ft 4in
Width: 9ft 10in
Height: 10ft 4in
Weight: 22000 lbs
Brakes: Bendix
Trucks: Buda
Description: Rail Test Car
Arrived: 1971
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational